Koj Cheltenham | Japanese Food, Cocktails & Whisky

Selection of dishes at Koj Cheltenham Japanese Restaurant

Cheltenham’s food scene is thriving, with more top quality restaurants than ever before including several new multicultural options. Koj Cheltenham in the heart of the city centre, offers a Japanese food menu that’s full of temptations, not to mention an eclectic cocktail list and an excellent selection of Japanese whisky, sake and shochu. ... Read more »

Mezze Me | Turkish Food in Abergavenny

Lahmacun at Mezze Me Turkish Restaurant in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Recently moved to Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, we’re now happily exploring the town’s restaurants. Local residents are full of praise for Mezze Me, on Frogmore Street; the restaurant describes its menu as “fresh and homemade Turkish and eastern Mediterranean food”, and in the 6 months they’ve been open, they’ve already grown a loyal customer base, Pete and I included. ... Read more »

The Ox Bristol | Great Value Lunch Menu

Lemon cheesecake, honeycomb, milk crumb - The Ox, Bristol

Located in the basement of a grand old building on Corn Street, The Ox offers a classic British menu, with global influences, in the heart of Bristol city centre. Lunch time is a great time to visit and take advantage of the lunchtime steak offer or set menu. ... Read more »

Learning to Row a Gondola in Venice

Tourists taking a rowing lesson with Row Venice

The best ways to see Venice are on foot, and from the water. But the vaporetti (waterbuses) are packed and gondola rides are extremely expensive. Instead, play at being a gondolier yourself by learning how to row standing up in a traditional Venetian rowing boat. ... Read more »

12 Perfect Pancake Recipes for Pancake Day

Collage of Perfect Pancake Recipes for Pancake Day or Any Day

There’s nothing wrong with classic crêpes (with sugar and lemon juice, please) or a stack of American-style or Scotch pancakes with maple syrup or chocolate sauce. But if you’re looking for something different for Pancake Day (or any other day), check out these twelve unusual  ideas for sweet and savoury pancakes.  ... Read more »

BookPeople’s Hand-Picked Favourites | Our 10 Food & Drink Books

Stack of ten food and drink books

If you love books and bargain prices, you’ll probably already know about BookPeople; they’ve been selling a wide range of amazingly low-priced titles for over 30 years. You can either buy online, or arrange for a BookPeople team to visit your office, bank, school or hospital. I tend to shop online, as there are additional ... Read more »

Top Twelve Dishes at Bang Bang Oriental

Chinese dumplings, from Xi Home restaurant in Bang Bang Oriental Food Court, Colindale, North West London

Bang Bang Oriental is a shiny, bold South East Asian food court in Colindale, North West London a successor to Oriental City, which closed down almost a decade before. With over 20 vendors to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice so we’re here to help with our top twelve dishes, and more. ... Read more »

What is Korean Temple Food? Learning about Vegan Korean Food from Chef Ji Young Kim

Korean Temple Food - Grilled Potato with Jujubes and Chestnuts

Chef Ji Young Kim is the head chef at Balwoo Gongyang, a Korean temple food restaurant in Seoul. Driven by the Buddhist tenets of temple food, the restaurant aims to promote Buddhist culture and the practice of balwoo gongyang, the act of eating as part of practicing Buddhism, and how to appreciate food using all five of the senses. Read on to learn more about this vegan cuisine, and how Chef Ji Young Kim achieved a Michelin-star. ... Read more »

Exploring Canadian Maple Syrup

Tins of Canadian Maple Syrup

Made from the sap of sugar maple, red maple and black maple trees, maple syrup is a product that’s indelibly associated with Canada, though also produced in the USA. Learn more about its history, how it’s made and graded, where and what to buy, and the joys of visiting a sugar shack. ... Read more »